The worst thing about 3DS is Spotpass.

#1LinktoDrinkPosted 2/18/2013 12:47:11 PM
Well... The battery, really, but at least I can plug it in and play after the battery runs out from 5 minutes of play.

But this Spotpass nonsense... Every big game has all these features that are related to Spotpass, Streetpass, whatever. I'm a grown man. People look down on me if I'm playing with a handheld system in public (although it's totally socially acceptable for adults to play games on their cell phones for some reason). But I need to "pass" other people with these games in order to unlock those features. It's terrible. Am I the only person annoyed by this?
#2Milox3Posted 2/18/2013 12:50:17 PM
Spotpass you don't need to do anything, and it's actually good.

Streetpass is good if you live in a city, and you actually can't even be playing for streetpass to trigger. It would have to be in sleep mode, so no one would really 'see' you playing the 3ds.

And I can play far longer than 5mins, hopefully your warranty is still going cause that sounds like a faulty system ;)
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#3mabber_IIIPosted 2/18/2013 12:51:02 PM
oh no, how dare nintendo try to get people to actually use a portable like it's supposed to be used
#4MetalLokiPosted 2/18/2013 12:51:17 PM
"I'm a grown man. People look down on me"

Ah grow up >_> I don't know what else to say.
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#5CurryfiendPosted 2/18/2013 12:51:23 PM
Spotpass is the internet thing

Street pass is the thing where you connect with other 3DS's

Also I don't know what games you're playing where you need to street pass other players cause in most games you can just use play coins instead where if you aren't lazy you can get 10 coins a day
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#6DeathSoul2000Posted 2/18/2013 12:53:51 PM
i can't think of any game where you "need" streetpass to unlock anything. most of the time its just someone else's time trial.
#7GloryChaosPosted 2/18/2013 12:55:20 PM
You don't actually need to play your 3ds to get any street passes. Just keep it in your pocket while you walk around.
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#8NathanisDrakePosted 2/18/2013 12:59:06 PM
Today, we learn the meaning of optionality.
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#9Kaze_MemaryuPosted 2/18/2013 1:00:01 PM
LinktoDrink posted...
Well... The battery, really, but at least I can plug it in and play after the battery runs out from 5 minutes of play.

I'm a grown man. People look down on me if I'm playing with a handheld system in public.

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#10EM_MegaPosted 2/18/2013 1:01:21 PM
MetalLoki posted...
"I'm a grown man. People look down on me"

Ah grow up >_> I don't know what else to say.


That.

I sure as heck wouldn't want to get to know anyone who "looks down" on me because I enjoy playing my handheld...like a handheld.
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